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Lempuyang Temple Tour and 6 Recommended Spots to Visit

Lempuyang Temple Tour is a recommended day trip for those of you who want to hunt awesome photo in Bali. In the tour, you will visit one of the best photography spot, namely: the Gate of the Heaven.

What is the gate of heaven? How impressive is it? The following is one of good photos that shows the gate of the heaven.

Lempuyang Temple Day Tour
Lempuyang Temple Day Tour

The photo above was taken at the Gate of Heaven,  Lempuyang Temple. Maybe you are also interested to visit it. Let’s find out about Lempuyang Temple in detail.

Lempuyang Temple Tour

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  1. Bali Tour Gate Of the Heaven
  2. Lempuyang Temple Mount Agung
  3. Lempuyang Temple Tour Price
  4. What to Wear
  5. Lempuyang Entrance Fee
  6. Location
  7. Tourist Spots Near Lempuyang Temple

Bali Tour Gate of Heaven

Bali Tour Gate of Heaven
Bali Tour Gate of Heaven

The Gate of The Heaven is a nickname for Balinese split gates at Lempuyang Temple. There are 4 gates that stands as an entrance to area parts of temple.

One gate stands at entrance between Nista Mandala (outer area) to Madya Mandala (middle area). Other three are at entrances between Madya Mandala (middle area) to Utama Mandala (main area).

Gate of Heaven Bali
Gate of Heaven Bali

All gates were built in Balinese traditional style. Each of them has a stairway at the front as an access to enter in it.

When climbing up the stairway, it looks so impressive because of dragon statues flanks at the sides. Besides that, you will also see unique statues of Pandawa (five protagonist in Mahabhara Story) and Krishna (Avatar of Lord Vishnu).

Lempuyang Temple Mount Agung

Lempuyang Temple bali
Lempuyang Temple Bali

At the temple, you also see spectacular view of Mount Agung – the highest mount in Bali and location of Besakih Temple. The view the mount looks amazing in the northwest.

Some of visitors often combine the view for more impressive photos.

Besides that, there are also some staffs who will help you to take photos at the temple. They usually a unique trick to take more impressive photos.

The unique trick is by using a small mirror put under the lens. So, it will appear water reflection effect in the photos.

The fame of Lempuyang Temple increase up after many the gate of heaven’s photos posted on social media. The photos attract attention of many peoples to visit.

Water Reflection Photo at Lempuyang Temple
Water Reflection Photo at Lempuyang Temple - Photo by @renzcepres (Instagram)

In a few years ago, Lempuyang Temple became the most popular place in Bali. Density of visits even make a long line of peoples who want to take a photo at the gates.

A long line usually happens during the day. That’s why some bloggers will recommended you to visit the temple in early morning or late afternoon.

Lempuyang Temple Tour Price

Lempuyang Temple Tour price ranges from $40 – $ 60 depends on facilities and number of tourists spot to visit. The tour package includes facilities:

  • Private Driver
  • Transport Service
  • Fuel (petrol)
  • Parking Fee

What to Wear

Dress Code When Visiting Lempuyang Temple
Dress Code When Visiting Lempuyang Temple - Photo by @ruizkrola

Lempuyang Temple is a holy place for Balinese Hindus. When entering the temple, every visitor must wear a sarong and a shawl as dress code.

Sarong is a traditional fabric wrapped around waist to ankle, while the shawl ties around the waist. The visitors may rent them at the ticket window when not bring.

In addition, you should remember to bring a camera when visiting. It’s important if you want to get amazing photos.

Lempuyang Entrance Fee

Pura Penataran Lempuyang Luhur Temple
Pura Penataran Lempuyang Luhur Temple

Entrance fee at Lempuyang Temple is free but the visitors may donate voluntarily at entrance for maintaining the temple. If you bring a sarong, you can hire it that costs IDR 10.000.


The location of Lempuyang Temple is in Tista Village, Abang District, Karangasem Regency. The following is a list of distance from some points to the temple as:

  • About 2 hours 5 minutes (69.7 km) from Ubud
  • About 2 hours 8 minutes (76.2 km) from Denpasar City
  • About 2 hours 19 minutes (88.6 km) from Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport

Whether you may see maps below for more detail.

Tourist Spots Near Lempuyang Temple

There are some recommended tourist objects near Lempuyang Temple to add into your tour itinerary list. The tourist objects are:

1. Tirta Gangga Water Palace

Tirta Gangga Water Palace
Tirta Gangga Water Palace - Photo by @lyagumay

Tirta Gangga is a heritage park of Karangasem Kingdom. Its main attractiveness is some pools with clear water that is inhabited by many beautiful fishes.

Around pools are decorated by unique traditional statues with shower. It is often used as for photography by many visitors as posing on footpath in the middle of pool.

Entrance Fee: IDR 5.000

Location: Abang Street, Abang Village, Karangasem Regency, Bali

2. Taman Ujung Soekasada

Taman Ujung Soekasada Bali
Taman Ujung Soekasada Bali - Photo by @iwan_prazt

Taman Ujung is another heritage park of Karangasem Kingdom. The park offers the beauty of fish pools and ancient buildings in architectures combination among of Balinese, Chinese, and European.

All buildings are still well-maintained and often used as for a prewedding photo spot until now.

Entrance fee: IDR 15.000 for domestic and IDR 50.000 for Foreign Tourist.

Location: Br. Dinas Tumbu, Karangasem District, Karangasem Regency.

3. Tenganan Village

Tenganan Village Bali
Tenganan Village Bali - Photo by @andrepriebs

Tenganan is one of ancient village in Karangasem Regency where still strongly maintains the traditional living patterns.

Hence, you may see an authentic culture in the village. Moreover, it also has a unique tradition that names “Mekare-kare’ or also known as Pandan War.

Entrance Fee: IDR 10.000

Location: Karangasem Regency

4. Tukad Cepung Waterfall

Tukad Cepung Waterfall Bali
Tukad Cepung Waterfall - Photo by @eyeofshe

Tukad Cepung Waterfall has about 15 meters height. It probably sounds not too high as Sekumpul Waterfall in the northern of Bali.

But, the waterfall is impressive and unique because it hides is between cliffs as like a cave without a roof. Meanwhile, its situation is not also crowded by visitors.

Entrance Fee: IDR 10.000

Location: Penida Kelod Village, Tembuku District, Bangli Regency

5. Amed Beach

Amed Beach Bali
Amed Beach Bali - Photo by @aworldtolive

Amed Beach is a recommended spot for you who like activities scuba diving and snorkeling because it offers beauty of underwater such as coral reefs and colorful fishes in clear and calm water.

Moreover, the beach is also good as for a spot to relax while witnessing a beautiful sunrise in early morning.

Parking Area: IDR 5.000/car

Location: Amed Village, Abang District, Karangasem Regency


6. Mahagiri Panoramic Restaurant

Mahagiri Panoramic Restaurant
Mahagiri Panoramic Restaurant - Photo by @kaykayssss

Mahagiri Restaurant is a good spot choice to enter into itineraries of Lempuyang Tour as for place to have a lunch.

It offers a panorama of Agung mount and a stretch of rice field about 10 acres and provides Italian, Western, and Indonesian cuisines.

An amazing experience, enjoy the lunch while witnessing a beautiful nature panorama.

Location: Surya Indah Street, Rendang District, Karangasem Regency.

Well, after finding out all above, when will you go to have Lempuyang Tour?

Make sure you remember about all what to prepare. Have a fun and memorable tour!

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